In another questioning move, Joe Biden decided to launch an airstrike in the troubled Middle East and bypassed Congress to do so. Surprisingly, this had Democrats confused by the move and joined Republicans in asking for an explanation.
Biden Bypassed Congress to Bomb Syria
The deadly bombings at Biden’s hand happened in Syria and Iraq. Some legislators are now stating they believe the sitting president could have violated the War Powers Act.
Many conservatives have become leary of the Pentagon’s actions that recently seem to be pro-Democrat and anti-Republican. The Pentagon came out of defense of Biden and said that the deadly airstrikes were a defensive move that was only meant for Iran-backed militants and compounds.
Reports say that two targets were effectively hit in Syria and there was one hit in Iraq. This has lead to the death of up to seven militia members.
“Specifically, they targeted operational weapons storage facilities at two locations in Syria, one location in Iraq, both with very close to the border between the countries,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. “Several Iran-backed militia groups including KH, including KSS, use these facilities.”
At President Biden's direction, US military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region. Our full statement here. https://t.co/6tRkh6zsLU
— John Kirby (@PentagonPresSec) June 28, 2021
There were times when President Donald Trump bypassed Congress and this led to mass hysteria in the media and by swampy politicians. This is a stark contrast to the little backlash Biden has received for his bold move.
Since taking office in January, Biden has bypassed Congress twice – both times to bomb Middle East targets. The airstrikes have been recognized by Iraq and the country claims to do so have violated its national sovereignty. On top of that, Iranian militia terrorists have now promised to seek revenge.
Retaliation did occur where U.S. forces were targeted with rockets just a few hours after Biden’s bombings. At this time no American deaths have been reported.
Hypocritical Media Coverage
The mainstream media has been very silent on this topic and few news outlets have even dared to cover real news but if Trump bypasses breakfast you can bet CNN will be all over spinning that mundane story.
A statement from the Department of Defense reads in part:
“At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region.”